The Casting Couch: October 9, 2006

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Lee Pace has signed on to star opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in the thriller Addicted. The film is being directed by Joel Bergvall and Simon Sandquist and is a loosely based adaptation of the 2002 South Korean pic Jungdok telling the story of a woman whose husband and brother-in-law end up in a coma after a horrible accident. When the brother-in-law wakes up, he says he is her true husband. [Variety]

Joseph Fiennes will star as Antonio Vivaldi in a biopic to be directed by Boris Damast. Lena Headey, Malcolm McDowell, Jacqueline Bisset and Zuleikha Robinson also join the cast which will be directed by Boris Damast from a script by Steven Freedman. Freedman has spent more than two decades researching Vivaldi, whose most famous composition is “The Four Seasons.” The pic follows the composer as a young priest assigned to serve as music master of a school for the abandoned, illegitimate daughters of Venice’s courtesans. He bonds with the girls, which leads to his landing a concert of his music before the pope. [Variety]

Matthew Modine and Lara Flynn Boyle have joined the cast of A West Texas Children’s Story which is already shooting in Albuquerque, NM. The film also stars AnnaSophia Robb and Cayden Boyd and Brad Isaacs wrote and is directing the flick. [Variety]

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